11 Interesting Facts About The Large Citrus Pomelo

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In different parts of the world, you can find various exotic fruits that many of us have never heard of. One of these fruits is pomelo, which appeared on the shelves of our stores relatively recently and has not yet gained great popularity among customers. What is interesting about this large citrus and is it useful, we will tell you about this today.

  1. The name of this citrus should be pronounced with an accent on the letter “e”. Americans call this fruit “Pumelo”, and the Chinese call it “Yu”. Also, you can often find this fruit on store shelves called shaddock, this is how the surname of the European sounded, who was the first to describe this fruit.
  2. It is believed that the homeland of the pomelo is southeast Asia, and this fruit came to America thanks to Shaddock.
  3. The island of Barbados was the first place where pomelo trees were grown from seeds.
  4. It was on the island of Barbados that orange pomelo pollination or rebirth took place, as a result of which the grapefruit appeared.
  5. After you taste the pomelo, a slight bitterness will remain in your mouth, and the aftertaste is very reminiscent of a grapefruit.
  6. Pomelo is a real treasure trove of vitamins, trace elements, and other useful substances.
  7. Pomelo has strong diuretic properties and in this respect, it can even compete with watermelon.
  8. The Chinese use pomelo crusts to prepare medicines for traditional and alternative Chinese medicine
  9. Pomelo pulp is not only tasty but also healthy, as it is rich in pectin. That is why this fruit is used in the preparation of marmalade. Besides the fact that pectin also improves metabolism, it is a known fact that pectin cleanses the body of pesticides, toxic and radioactive substances!
  10. Interestingly, our exotic fruit is also an antidepressant, as it contains substances that strengthen the nervous system and help fight bad moods. Great property, isn’t it?
  11. A good ripe fruit should have a rich aroma, a pale green or yellow color, and be slightly springy, like a “rubber ball”. Of course, it shouldn’t have any damage – a smooth and shiny fruit is the perfect pomelo.

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